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Players romp in 'Cocoanuts'

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

When a fairy-tale romance gets mixed up with bejeweled high society and low-brow hucksters, the summer nights get hot in 1925-era Florida.

The dialogue in "The Cocoanuts" sparkles, the play is fast-paced, witty and captures the vaudevillian culture of long-ago comedians.

Ara Barlieb directs The Crowded Kitchen Players' production of the patter-rich, three-act play, with music and lyircs by Irving Berlin and book by George S. Kaufman with additional text by Morrie Ryskind,...

31st house tour set for West Park

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

West Park Civic Association presents the 31st annual West Park House Tour, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 16.

This year's tour, featuring 13 properties, includes period mansions, luxury apartments and elegant townhouses decorated in styles from contemporary to shabby chic.

Preview the newly-refurbished apartments in The Livingston and explore the private museum of internationally-renowned artist James Paul Kocsis in the Hotel Traylor.

Tour participants visiting the museum can...

Hollywood on Cedar Crest

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by DIANE BAKOS Special to The Press in Focus

Hollywood needs you.

And it's now recruiting, at a college near you.

From July 12 through Aug. 10, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, is offering an opportunity for 50 students to learn how to take a TV, film, or stage production from conception to completion.

The twist: You'll learn how to do it not only under the tutelage of Cedar Crest Assistant Professor Kevin Gallagher and Kutztown University Professor James Ogden, you're going to be directed by three Hollywood...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG in Focus

"Altogether ooky": The 2013-2014 National Tour of the musical, "The Addams Family," above, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, comes to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, for two shows, 7 p.m. June 10 and 11. "The Addams Family" began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011. The show has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by...

'Shakespeare for everyone'

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

This year's Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is not unlike a "who's who" and "greatest hits," with several popular actors and directors returning for a 22nd season that includes a huge musical, comedies and rarely-staged works of The Bard at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Jim Helsinger, Orlando Shakespeare Festival artistic director who has delighted PSF audiences, is back to direct and appear as Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest," July 10 - Aug. 4, Main...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Christian singer Adam Paul Williams performs at 6 p.m. June 9, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, I-78 & Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township. The concert will feature music from the church choirs. A free-will offering will be taken.

Williams will participate in church services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. June 9 services at the church.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"The Addams Family," 7 p.m. June 10, 11, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-258-7766

"The Clean House," June 7 - 23, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"The Cocoanuts," June 7 - 23, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

Two-Laugh Minimum: Carmen Lynch, 8 p.m. June 6, also: Tommy Pope, Tyler Rothrock; Nick Vatterott, 8 p.m. June 20; Chip Chantry, 8...